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November 2022 - 1st to 6th

  • PM lays foundation stone of projects worth over Rs 8000 crores in Tharad, Banaskantha in Gujarat
  • PM dedicates Railway projects worth over Rs. 2900 crore in Asarva, Ahmedabad
  • Higher education institutions should observe ‘Bharatiya Bhasha Divas’ on Dec 11 every year: UGC
  • Birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel celebrated as National Unity Day on Oct 31
  • “Union Home Minister’s Special Operation Medal” for year 2022 awarded for 4 Special Operations
  • New Delhi: CEC Rajiv Kumar inaugurates 2-day international conference on theme ‘Role, Framework, and Capacity of Election Management Bodies’
  • Foundation days of Haryana, MP, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, AP celebrated on Nov 1
  •  PM Modi lays foundation stone of projects worth around Rs 860 cr at Jambughoda, Gujarat
  • Rajasthan: PM addresses ‘Mangarh Dham ki Gaurav Gatha’ programme at Mangarh Dham in Banswara district
  • President inaugurates 7th India Water Week at Greater Noida (UP)
  • Centre to grant citizenship to minorities of Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan under Citizenship Act, 1955
  • Department of Youth Affairs, NSS and NYKS organise Unity Runs in all districts across the country
  • DRDO conducts successful maiden flight-test of Phase-II Ballistic Missile Defence interceptor off Odisha coast
  • Ladakh: Zojila Day commemorated at Zojila War Memorial near Drass to celebrate action by Indian troops in 1948 Operation Bison
  • PM inaugurates 3,024 EWS flats in Delhi to rehabilitate slum dwellers
  • Union Cabinet approves naming Hollongi Greenfield Airport in Arunachal Pradesh as “Donyi Polo Airport, Itanagar”
  • SEWA (Self-Employed Women’s Association) founder Ela Bhatt dies at 89 in Ahmedabad
  • PM launches new Complaint Management System portal of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)
  • Ministry of Education releases Performance Grading Index for States/UTs for 2020-21; Kerala, Punjab, Chandigarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Andhra Pradesh attain Level -2 grading
  •  Gross Enrolment Ratio improves at all levels of school education in 2021-22: UDISE (Unified District Information System for Education Plus)
  •  President inaugurates Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) North Eastern Regional Campus at Aizawl
  •  Karnataka makes 10 min daily meditation compulsory in schools, pre university colleges
  • MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan launches Ladli Laxmi 2.0 financial assistance scheme for girls
  • Gujarat Assembly elections to be held in two phases on Dec 1, 5; result on Dec 8
  • President Droupadi Murmu inaugurates and lays foundation stone for various Central and State govt projects in Sikkim
  • Centre constitutes panel for strengthening assessment and accreditation of Higher Educational Institutions, headed by Dr. K. Radhakrishnan of IIT, Kanpur
  •  Union Minister for Culture, Tourism & DoNER, G. Kishan Reddy, inaugurates sixth edition of Ganga Utsav in New Delhi
  •  Mumbai: 132-year-old British-era tunnel dug up in state government’s Sir J.J. Hospital grounds
  • India’s defunct surveillance satellite RISAT-2 hits Indian Ocean near Jakarta

  • China launches 2nd lab module Mengtian for its space station
  • World Cities Day observed on Oct 31, theme: Act Local to Go Global
  • UN, Turkey and Ukraine agree to implement Black Sea grain deal despite Russia’s withdrawal from pact
  • Philippines’ death toll following Cyclonic Storm Nalgae climbs to 72
  • South Africa: Misuzulu Zulu crowned new Zulu king in Durban
  • Elon Musk to set up “content moderation council” at Twitter
  • 21st meeting of SCO Council of Heads of govt held in virtual format; External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar represented India
  • India donates USD 2.5 million to support education, healthcare of Palestinian refugees
  •  India gifts 200 vehicles to Nepal as logistic support for Nov 20 polls
  • US and South Korea conducting ‘Vigilant Storm’ military exercises
  • 50 UN member countries issue joint statement condemning Chinese government’s persecution of Uyghurs in Xinjiang
  • Grain ships sail from Ukraine ports despite Russia’s withdrawal from UN deal
  • Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk says blue tick on sale for $8 per month
  • International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists observed on Nov 2
  • India abstains on Russia-sponsored draft resolution at UNSC for probe on Ukraine’s alleged bio weapons
  • Grain ships leave Ukrainian ports after Russia resumes participation in UN-brokered deal
  • Israel: Coalition led by former PM Benjamin Netanyahu wins election
  •  ‘Permacrisis’, a term that describes ‘an extended period of instability and insecurity’, named Word of the Year 2022 by Collins dictionary

ECONOMY & CORPORATE April 2022. Best coaching for LAW entrance

  • April-Sept fiscal deficit at 37% of FY23 target
  • Production of eight infrastructure sectors expands by 7.9 per cent in September
  • RBI launches first pilot of wholesale CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currency)
  • RBI imposes Rs 1.76 crore penalty on Vakrangee for non-compliance with regulations on White Label ATMs (WLA)
  • Centre approves Maharashtra’s first Electronics Manufacturing Cluster at Ranjangaon, Pune
  • CBDT releases draft Common Income Tax Return Form for public consultation
  • India, Australia discuss IndAus ECTA (India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement)
  • Former Tata Steel MD Dr Jamshed J Irani dies at 86 in Jamshedpur; conferred Padma Bhushan in 2007
  • Cabinet approves Rs 51,875 cr subsidy for P&K (phosphatic and potassic) fertilisers for rabi season
  • Cabinet approves higher ethanol procurement price by OMCs (oil marketing companies) for blending
  • Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya Inaugurated 12th Edition of India Chem-2022 with theme “Vision 2030: Chemicals and Petrochemicals Build India” at New Delhi
  • Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh announces Nationwide Campaign for Submission of Digital Life Certificates (DLC) by Pensioners
  • FIBAC banking conference being organized jointly by FICCI and IBA (Indian Banks’ Association) in Mumbai on Nov 2-3
  • AirAsia exits AirAsia India, sells 16.33% stake to Air India for Rs 156 cr
  • Indian Army Registers ‘Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)’ of the New Design and Camouflage Pattern Uniform
  • Finance Minister launches biggest ever coal mine auction of 141 mines
  • Urban Mobility India Conference & Expo 2022 to be held in Kochi on Nov 4-6; organised by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in collaboration with Govt. of Kerala
  • Unemployment rate surges to 7.77% in Oct against 6.43% in Sept: CMIE
  • India’s foreign exchange reserves jump $6.5 billion to $531 billion for the week ended October 28
  • SC upholds validity of Employees Pension (Amendment) Scheme of 2014, quashes Rs 15,000 salary limit
  • CII organising Agri and Food Technology Fair in Chandigarh on Nov 4-7
  • RUSSIA
    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on November 5 publicly approved the evacuation of civilians from parts of Russian-occupied Black Sea coastal city of Kherson in southern Ukraine. Kyiv’s forces have been steadily advancing on the strategic city.
  • UKRAINE
    Six-grain vessels left Ukrainian ports on November 3 after Russia resumed its participation in the UN-brokered agreement which allows grain exports through the Black Sea. Moscow on October 29 temporarily pulled out of the grain deal, accusing Ukraine of using a safe shipping corridor established under the agreement to launch a drone assault on its Black Sea fleet.
  • DENMARK
    Denmark’s centre-left secured the most votes in the general election held on November 1. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s “red bloc” of parties has secured the required 90 seats in the 179-seat Folketing (Parliament) to form a government.
  • FRANCE
    Grégoire de Fournas, an MP of far-right National Rally (RN), was on November 5 given a 15-day ban from France’s National Assembly for shouting “they should go back to Africa” as a black colleague talked about immigration in Parliament.
  • PAKISTAN
    Pakistan’s ousted Prime Minister, Imran Khan (70), survived a gun attack on his convoy while holding a protest march in the eastern city of Wazirabad on November 4. The protest march had been called to demand early elections.
  • SOUTH KOREA
    South Korea declared national mourning after 151 people were killed in stampede during Halloween festivities in Seoul on October 30
  • BRAZIL
    Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva defeated incumbent Jair Bolsonaro to win Presidential election in Brazil on October 31. The leftist Lula, who was President in 2003-2011, had 50.9% of the valid votes against Bolsonaro’s 49.1%.
  • ECUADOR
    A state of emergency was declared in two Ecuador provinces of Guayas and Esmeraldas on November 3 after a series of attacks that killed five police officers. President Guillermo Lasso said the attacks by drug gangs were a declaration of war.
  • TANZANIA
    A Tanzanian passenger plane crashed into Lake Victoria on November 6 as it attempted to land in the lakeside town of Bukoba, killing at least 19 people. Of the 43 people on board there were 24 survivors, according to operator Precision Air.
  • ETHIOPIA
    The Ethiopian government and Tigrayan rebels announced a peace deal on November 3 that could end a two-year conflict which led to thousands of deaths in the civil war and warnings of famine in the separatist Tigray region.

  • Spain wins FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Colombia in Mumbai
  • Football: Flamengo wins 2022 Copa Libertadores tournament; beats fellow Brazilian club Athletico Paranaense in final in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Red Bull’s Max Verstappen wins Formula One Mexican Grand Prix
  • Asian Squash Team Championships in South Korea: India (men’s) and Hong Kong (women’s) win titles
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